Cathy at Rambling in the garden hosts the best meme in the blogosphere (well I think so anyway!) challenges us every Monday to pick flowers from our gardens and put them in a vase to enjoy in our homes. I’m going to be out for much of Monday so I prepared my vase on Sunday.
Actually the gift bouquet was prepared on Friday for a friend’s birthday – the first time there has been enough flowers to make a gift bouquet this year.
I don’t often use Phlomis in my arrangements, I’m not fond of its scent
For my vase there were still the same flowers available but I wanted them to look fresh in a different vase so I chose a pewter jug which was a gift from my MIL.
I hand-tied the bouquet first and then squeezed the stems into the narrow neck of the jug. I began by photographing the jug inside the new room with the backdrop of bay hedge and prostrate rosemary, but it didn’t look great.
Next I placed it directly in front of the prostrate rosemary, it was still a bit lost.
After seeing Valerian growing so well in Cathy at Words and Herbs garden I decided to grow some from seed last year, I chose the white variety. I planted it our last spring but it was rather weak last year, this year the plants are strong and I have high hopes of it seeding around.
In the end the best image was taken with the vase on the mantle shelf.
I wonder what you have found for your vase today. Do join Cathy if you can. I’ll be adding my links later.